PSG has 'nothing to hide' amid Uefa probe
PARIS • Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reiterated yesterday that the French football club have nothing to hide as Uefa investigate alleged violations of its financial fair play rules.
Al-Khelaifi, speaking at the official unveiling of France striker Kylian Mbappe, one of the players whose signing has sparked the probe, said PSG had respected all of Uefa's rules.
Mendes summoned over Ronaldo's tax case
MADRID • Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the Portuguese football, judicial sources confirmed yesterday.
Mendes has been called to give evidence along with two of Ronaldo's other advisers, Luis Correia and Carlos Osorio, on Oct 19 in the upmarket Pozuelo de Alarcon suburb of Madrid. Ronaldo denied having evaded €14.7 million (S$23.72 million) in tax on his image rights when he appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on July 31.
Kyrgios to shoulder Australia's Cup hopes
SYDNEY • Tennis' world No. 17 Nick Kyrgios was yesterday named in Australia's team to face Belgium in their Davis Cup semi-final, despite crashing out of the US Open with a right shoulder injury.
The 22-year-old's availability was in doubt after his first-round exit at Flushing Meadows, but captain Lleyton Hewitt included him along with Thanasi Kokkinakis, Jordan Thompson and John Peers for the Sept 15 -17 tie in Brussels.